He says his late wife was looking out for him. That's the word from Ernest Spagnuolo of Lansing. The 71 year old Vietnam Vet won $50,000 but because he selected the Power Play option, it tripled his winnings to $150,000!

"I'm still giddy and in the clouds about winning," Spagnuolo said. "My wife passed away recently, and I know she was looking out for me on this."

The winning ticket was purchased at Gorman's Food Market, located at 2800 North Grand River Avenue in Lansing. In addition to taking a to the Vietnam Veterans Association Reunion in North Carolina in September, Spagnuolo plans to pay some bills and enjoy some camping and fishing this summer. (MLive)

Vietnam veteran says late wife guided him to $150K lottery win

LANSING, MI - A Vietnam veteran from Michigan believes his late wife helped him win a $150,000 Powerball prize. Ernest Spagnuolo, 71, of Lansing, matched the four white balls and the Powerball in the Michigan Lottery drawing held on Saturday, May 19. His decision to select the Power Play option tripled the normal $50,000 prize.


Local Vietnam veteran wins $150,000 Powerball prize

LANSING, Mich. (WLNS) - A Vietnam veteran from Lansing believes his late wife guided him to a $150,000 Powerball prize.Ernest Spagnuolo, 71, matched the four white balls and the Powerball - 03-06-09-17-56 PB: 25 - in Saturday's drawing. That usually is a $50,000 prize, but he selected the Powerplay option that multiplied the prize by three, yielding a $150,000 prize.

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